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The Socialist issue 887

3 February 2016

Solidarity with health workers

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The Socialist issue 887

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Socialist Party news and analysis

spotSolidarity with health workers

BMA at Leytonstone station, London, 12 January 2016, photo Pete Mason

BMA at Leytonstone station, London, 12 January 2016, photo Pete Mason


spotTax the 1%

We are the 99% - Take the wealth off the 1% Socialist Party placard, photo Paul Mattsson

We are the 99% – Take the wealth off the 1% Socialist Party placard, photo Paul Mattsson


spotBedroom Tax ruling: The fight to scrap it must continue

Words alone won’t get rid of the bedroom tax. “I’m registered disabled – will I still have to pay bedroom tax?… Is the bedroom tax illegal, now?”… “Has the bedroom tax been stopped?”, writes Cathy Meadows, Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Scrap the Bedroom Tax, Defend Council Tax Benefits campaign.

Protesting about a bedroom tax case

Protesting about a bedroom tax case


spotAir pollution destroys more lives and homes

Have you noticed the buds on the trees? The sweet smell of cherry blossom in the air? The rush of colour in the fields? If so, you’re not the only one to notice a worrying trend of ever-earlier spring

spotConservatives have no interest in collecting corporation taxes

Google HQ, California, United States, photo Robbie Shade (Creative Commons)

Google HQ, California, United States, photo Robbie Shade (Creative Commons)


spotThem & Us

Lording it up…: Spare a thought for stricken peers who can’t survive on their pitiful £300 a day allowance. Baron Farmer of Bishopsgate has spoken up for insolvent lordly colleagues.

Readers’ comments and reviews

spotPrivate renting: Unfit homes and couch surfing

It fills me with disgust, but not much surprise, that the Tories voted against a rule requiring landlords to keep their properties ‘fit to live in’, writes Lily Levin, Private tenant, London.

Housing

Housing


spotWitty take on credit crunch misses problems at heart of capitalism

Film review: ‘The Big Short’ is a story about the 2008 world economic crash. You won’t find the unemployed or the homeless in it. But what you will see is the fraud, corruption and greed of finance capital.

spotArrested ‘Heathrow 13’ climate activist speaks

spotLetters

Renter’s rant: Beth Sutcliffe is spot on when she comments on the conditions private sector tenants have to live in.

Socialist Party reports and campaigns

spotFight to save Huddersfield A&E

The campaign to stop the closure of Huddersfield A&E has continued to attract huge support and mobilise mass opposition, writes Mike Forster, Huddersfield Socialist Party.

spotAngry south Londoners march against the housing bill

“David Cameron, hear us shout! We know what you’re all about: evictions, home losses, mansions for the bosses!”

spotNewham Labour disunited against austerity

John McDonnell speaking at Newham United Against Austerity meeting, photo Ben Robinson

John McDonnell speaking at Newham United Against Austerity meeting, photo Ben Robinson


spotCouncillor suspended after cuts query: activists seek joint work

A north London Labour group has suspended one of its councillors for questioning cuts to adult care.

spotWakefield tells big business to frack-off!

spotCelebrating the revolutionary life of Robert Burns

Spare a thought for the poor members of Carlisle Socialist party. With the post-floods mood and ongoing rain dampening down outside activities, we were forced into the Milbourne Arms.

spotFighting to save the last two play centres


Socialist Party features

spotWorld economy heading into a storm

Every year the global capitalist elite meet at the World Economic Forum held at Davos, a posh Swiss ski resort, writes Lynn Walsh.

spotZika virus: Another healthcare system failure

Symptom of a sick political system: On 28 October 2015 the Ministry of Health in Brazil confirmed a causal relationship between Zika and microcephaly

Workplace news

spotFight to save 1,550 finance jobs in Surrey

Members of Unite the Union’s finance sector have taken to picket lines for the first time since the 1970s to fight back against the closure of Legal & General’s flagship site in Kingswood, Surrey.

Picket line at Legal & General flagship site in Kingswood, Surrey

Picket line at Legal & General flagship site in Kingswood, Surrey


spotTories axe 310 jobs in Northern powerhouse

spotLondon Transport workers braced for huge cuts in spending

spotTories are taking London taxi drivers for a ride

Hackney carriage

Hackney carriage


spotCrane drivers’ strike for pay rise

spotTesco slashes pay for thousands of workers

Multi-billion pount retailer Tesco, photo Suzanne Beishon

Multi-billion pount retailer Tesco, photo Suzanne Beishon


spotWorkplace news in brief

International socialist news and analysis

spotJapan: The failure of ‘Abenomics’

Building of working class left opposition urgent: Shinzo Abe recently became the longest serving Japanese prime minister in nearly four decades. His Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) government has regained its lead position in the opinion polls.

spotCWI world congress success

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